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Website of the national AFL-CIO.

AFSCME Information Center

Links to pages dealing with corporate profiles and directories, company news, legal and regulatory materials, and more.

AFSCME national website

Website of the national AFSCME organization.

Chicago Federation of Labor

The official website of the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, featuring local union news, labor links, organizing tips, and Chicago area union products and services

International Labor Organization

Works to improve the situations, and foster unionization, of workers worldwide.


AFSCME Advantage Benefits

AFSCME's members-only benefit programs.

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

A summary of IMRF benefits and benefit administration

Illinois Upward Mobility Program

This is a unique program that helps state employees get the training and education they need to advance in their careers.


Provides an international perspective on labor unions. Up-to-date news and alerts on major strikes and a searchable research archive.

National Labor Committee

An independent not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and defending human and worker rights in the global economy.


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Primary source for labor statistics, including employment trends, labor force statistics, and wage data.

EDGAR database

View and download Securities and Exchange filings, including corporate annual reports.

Illinois General Assembly

Legislation and laws, resources, Senate and House contact information, more.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

View and download safety and health data and regulations.

State Employee Retirement System of Illinois

Plan summary, bulletin boards, meeting schedules, etc.

State Universities Retirement System of Illinois

News, information, members section


Search for Congressional bills by title, number, sponsor, topic, or date. Committee information and summaries of Congressional floor activity.


Cornell Legal Information Institute

Overviews of the law in collective bargaining, employment discrimination, unemployment compensation, pensions, workplace safety, and workers' compensation.

Hoover's Online

Covers more than 11,000 US and foreign companies, public and private, including descriptions, addresses, officers, sales, and employment figures.

Illinois Labor History Society

Illinois labor history sites, US labor history curriculum, labor history articles, and union hall of labor.

In the Public Interest

A national resource center on privatization and responsible contracting. Accurate, high-quality information, across a variety of sectors and jurisdictions, about trends in privatization, key industry players, and the impact of privatization on service quality, infrastructure maintenance and costs.